KMDB BTR-94

     Notes:  A heavy modification of the BTR-80, the BTR-94 is for use as a combination armored personnel carrier and scout vehicle, as well as providing some antiaircraft capability.  The chief modification on the BTR-94 is the turret, the BAU-23x2.  In addition to Ukraine, the Jordanians ordered the BTR-94; however, when the BTR-3U became available (see International Wheeled APCs), Jordan gave its 50 BTR-94s to the new Iraqi Army.  These vehicles were acquired by Jordan in 1997 and then by Iraq in 2004.  Though KMDB sells the turret as being applicable to other armored vehicles, no such modifications of other vehicles have been yet made; tests of these additional mountings include the BTR-70 and Ratel (for demonstration only).

     The basic hull is virtually identical to that of the BTR-80, with the driver in the front right and the commander to his right side.  The windshield and window layout is largely the same, as is that of the driverís and commanderís controls and vision blocks.  The rear troop area is likewise largely the same, with the troops having three firing ports in each side of the vehicle and the driver and commander having a firing port in the sides of their compartment. The driver and commander have night vision blocks to their front.  The troops. Like on an BTR-80, enter and exit through roof hatches or through enlarged side clamshell hatches.  The BTR-94 has air conditioning.

     The new turret is a one-man turret with enhanced night vision and normal vision devices, as well as a ground and air surveillance radar set with a short range of 20 kilometers against ground targets and 30 kilometers against air targets.  Unlike the BTR-80, the gun elevation of the BAU-23x2 turret is manual, while deflection and turret rotation are electrical.  Elevation is wide, from -4 to +55 degrees.  The turret is a semi-overhead weapon system, with only the gunnerís head, shoulders, and very upper body being inside the turret.  The gunner therefore has limited vulnerability and is mostly protected by the armor envelope of the hull, despite the size of the turret. The gunner does have a hatch atop his turret.  On each side of the turret are six smoke grenade launchers.  The turret also carries an additional long-range data-capable radio, both to transmit findings from the radar and to transmit a video picture from a video camera in the sighting system.  The datalink can also transmit data from the radar to friendly AAA guns and missiles to assist in targeting enemy aircraft and vehicles. The guns have a laser rangefinder that doubles as a laser designator.

     As said above, the body is basically a BTR-80s body, but the vehicle has a new 300-horsepower multifuel engine, along with an automatic transmission.  The suspension is raised somewhat, making it marginally more resistant to mines and IEDs.  The standard BTR-80 armor has been supplemented with a Kevlar antispalling liner.  Suspension is 8x8 and of the off-road-type, with run-flat tires. The BTR-94 is amphibious with preparation; when floating, a waterjet at the rear is turned on. The BTR-94 has an NBC overpressure system with collective NBC backup, and radiological shielding. The BTR-94 has a winch in the front with a capacity of 4.5 tons and 60 meters of cable.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: This vehicle is very rare in the Twilight 2000 timeline; perhaps 40 were produced before the war, and they were issued only certain to Category 1 units.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$206,603

D, G, AvG, A

1.7 tons

15 tons

3+10

7

Passive IR (G, D, C), Image Intensification (G), Radar (G)

Shielded

 

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

144/72

34/17/4

300

161

CiH

W(6)

TF4  TS4  TR4  HF6Sp  HS4  HR3*

 

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

+2

Fair

2x23mm 2A7M Autocannons, KT-7.62

400x23mm, 2000x7.62mm

*This vehicle has a floor AV of 5Sp and a roof AV of 3.

 

KMDB DOZOR-B

     Notes: This light APC is basically an armored version of the DOZOR-A (see Ukrainian Light Unarmored Vehicles).  It is thus a light truck-based APC rather like the various up-armored versions of the US HMMWV, but has more versions, including a basic APC version, VIP transport version, NBC reconnaissance version, armored ambulance, scout vehicle, etc.  The DOZOR-B is so far used only by Ukraine.  It is designed as a modular vehicle able to take on a variety of roles.

     The DOZOR-B flows the lines of the DOZOR-A, though it has a new armored body and floor.  Armor is of aluminum and the body is rather boxy, with large bullet-resistant windows to the front and sides of the cab and another large bullet-resistant window in the rear door.  There are two doors on the sides of the cab and a large door in the rear.  Firing ports in the sides and rear of the vehicle are an option; up to three can be fitted per side and two in the rear door.  There is also a hatch on the rear deck along with the gunnerís cupola.  The driver and commander are in the front cab; the bullet-resistant double windshield in front has a moderate slope, while the hood and front itself has a sharply-raked slope.  The sides and rear are square, except near the bottom of the sides.  A large bullet-resistant window is found in the rear door.  The commander has a simple hatch arrangement, though the weapon is controlled from the gunnerís position in the hull or directly by standing up in the hatch.  The gunner can aim and fire (but not load) his weapon from inside the cab.  The commander and driver have access to a GLONASS receiver for navigation.  There are no built-in night vision features, but the driver and commander normally wear night vision glasses at night.  The DOZOR-B has air conditioning and heating.

     There are three choices of engine: 122 horsepower turbocharged diesel with a manual transmission, 136 horsepower turbocharged diesel with a manual transmission, or 197 horsepower turbocharged diesel with a choice of automatic or manual transmission. The front bumper has a winch with a capacity of 4.18 tons.  The suspension is 4x4, but the vehicle is more suited for on-road rather than off-road use.

     Though several possible variants have been suggested, only the basic APC and an unarmed police variant have been produced. 

     Twilight 2000 Notes: This vehicle does not exist in the Twilight 2000 timeline.

Vehicle

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

122 hp Engine

$35,738

D, A

1 ton

6.3 tons

3+8

2

Passive IR

Enclosed

136 hp Engine

$35,788

D, A

1 ton

6.3 tons

3+8

2

Passive IR

Enclosed

197 hp Engine

$36,018

D, A

1 ton

6.3 tons

3+8

2

Passive IR

Enclosed

 

Vehicle

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

122 hp Engine

180/44

42/10

137

52

Stnd

W(3)

HF4  HS3  HR 2

136 hp Engine

197/48

45/11

137

59

Stnd

W(3)

HF4  HS3  HR 2

197 hp Engine

277/57

64/16

137

94

Stnd

W(3)

HF4  HS3  HR 2

 

Vehicle

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

(All)

None

None

KT-7.62 or NSBT or AGS-30 (C)

750x7.62mm or 450x12.7mm or 190x30mm Grenades